Deadline for La. residents to claim IRS stimulus check is Oct. 15

Thousands of Louisiana residents haven't claimed stimulus checks from IRS; Deadline is Oct. 15

(WAFB) - Thousands of Louisiana residents are leaving money on the table, according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

The IRS announced Thursday, Sept. 17 almost 160,000 people in Louisiana haven’t claimed their stimulus checks.

If you have not yet claimed your stimulus checks, you should receive a letter from the IRS letting you know you are still eligible to claim it. The deadline to apply for that check is Oct.15.

The Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) “Get My Payment” tool guides citizens through a process where they can submit their social security number and personal bank account information. Click here to go to visit the IRS' website and use the “Get My Payment” tool.

That process allows citizens to receive payments more quickly, as delivering paper checks may not begin until May.

The IRS is not contacting anyone to collect personal or bank account information.

Calls, texts, emails, and official-looking postcards or printouts that suggest otherwise are scams.

Checks that appear to show an overpayment are also scams.

Folks who earn up to $75,000 in adjusted gross income and have a Social Security number are set to receive a $1,200 payment under the law.

Married couples who file joint returns will receive $2,400 if their adjusted gross income is under $150,000.

Parents will receive $500 for each qualifying child ages 16 and under.

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